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The Hunt for U-864 (Docu Part 1/2)

The Hunt for U-864 Dramatised documentary telling the true story of how the HMS Venturer hunted down and sank the U-Boat U-864 in February 1945, the only time two submarines duelled to the death underwater. Eyewitness accounts, secret and long-forgotten archive material and a dive into the Baltic's frozen depths bring to life the full amazing story of U-864's last hours.


German submarine U-864

was a German Type IX U-boat of World War II. It departed from Kiel on 5 December 1944 on its last mission, to transport to Japan a large quantity of mercury and parts and engineering drawings for German jet fighters. While returning to Bergen, Norway to repair a misfiring engine, U-864 was detected and sunk on 9 February 1945 by the British submarine HMS Venturer, killing all 73 on board. It is the only instance in the history of naval warfare where one submarine intentionally sank ano

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Added: Dec-13-2011 Occurred On: Dec-13-2011
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Tags: BBC, German, The Hunt for U-864, Type IX U-boat, World War II, Kiel, 5 December 1944, last, mission, transport, Japan, large quantity, mercury, parts, engineering drawings, German, jet, fighters, Bergen, Norway, repair, misfiring engine, detected, sunk,
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